Serve nice and hot with rice or naan. This is one of my favorite Indian dishes.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the cumin and ground red chilies, and cook for a few seconds until the spices are fragrant. Add the serrano chiles, onions, garbanzo beans, lemon juice, and water; season to taste with salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the vegetables are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with ginger, tomatoes, and cilantro to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 8.9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 44.5g 14% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 430.5mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2010
This recipe was fabulous! I started the rice first and it was ready about the same time I finished the chole. It's quite spicy but even my 2 1/2 yr old liked it. I didn't have the cilantro or serranos but it was still great. Don't skip the tomatoes and fresh ginger root! They cut the heavy spice and rounded out the flavors nicely. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/06/2012
I am going to try this again and hopefully give it 5 stars--totally my fault for not knowing the peppers being used but this was waaaay too spicy. I will use different ground red chilies (i used habanero) and maybe a smaller serrano pepper (the one I got from the grocery was quite large). Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2010
This recipe was fabulous! I started the rice first and it was ready about the same time I finished the chole. It's quite spicy but even my 2 1/2 yr old liked it. I didn't have the cilantro or serranos but it was still great. Don't skip the tomatoes and fresh ginger root! They cut the heavy spice and rounded out the flavors nicely. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2010
It was good as is but when a friend suggested serving it with raita oh yeah that put it over the top! I happened to have some pre-made but imagine in a pinch just some plain yogurt mint and cucumber on the side would make this a 5 star dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2011
This is great! I serve it over a bed of Romain lettuce to increase the amount of food per serving and reduce the calorie count. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2011
easy and delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
Very surprisingly delicious. I used store bought chhole masala & added ginger & tomatoes last and then pressure cooked more. Loved it because I did not expect much out the recipe:-). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2012
Wow. Fantastic. Served this with Curried Coconut Chicken from this website and the two were fantastic together!! (Not to mention a side of white rice and rainbow sherbet for dessert!!) Had my friend and her family over and everyone loved it--she even asked me for the recipe! My husband thought it was perfect. This will definitely be made over and over again! Thanks for the amazing share!! Oh I didn't use either of the chiles--I'm not a huge fan. I did use some red pepper (about 1/2 tspn) which was just the right amount of kick for me. Otherwise followed the recipe and everything was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/06/2012
I am going to try this again and hopefully give it 5 stars--totally my fault for not knowing the peppers being used but this was waaaay too spicy. I will use different ground red chilies (i used habanero) and maybe a smaller serrano pepper (the one I got from the grocery was quite large). Read More
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